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Aldie, Va

Ashburn, Va

Meet Our Team

Kelly Armstrong – E-RYT® 500, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, YACEP®, YogaShak Co-Owner

Secret super power: Belly rolls. I love dance and movement! In addition to yoga, I have studied Martial Arts and Belly Dance.
Best advice: Make time for self-care.
Worst advice: Keep your friends close; Keep your enemies closer.
Makes you laugh: Life ~ I believe a healthy dose of laughter is integral to making it through this life with an open heart and clear mind.
Turns you on: Authenticity!
Favorite moment: When you feel a “shift”….typically happens when you least expect it and finally let go of striving/expectation, then “BAM!” it happens and you’re like “Mmmmmmmmmmm……….” Trainings: Dynamic Power Yoga Plus! with Suze Curtis; several 200® RYT Vinyasa Yoga programs, Yoga Therapy with Wisdom Method School of Yoga. I have had the honor of studying with Bryan Kest, Erich Schiffmann, Ricky Tran (to name a few) and I continue to learn as a consistent student of Yoga.
Guilty pleasure: Chick-fil-a Frosted Lemonade.

Patti Ragone – E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, YogaShak Co-Owner

Secret super power: I can find fun and laughter in everything!
Best advice: Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Worst advice: “Use your head, not your heart.”
Makes you laugh: Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrel & Kevin Hart.
Turns you on: Kind, compassionate people and really loud music!
Favorite moment: I really can’t name just one, I am blessed.
Trainings: Oh so many and I am so grateful for them all.
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate, peanut butter & coconut protein shake.

Andrea Rodriguez – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Tenacity.
Best advice: Words are very powerful, use them wisely.
Worst advice: Don’t trust anyone.
Makes you laugh: My husband and myself.
Turns you on: Kindness.
Trainings: YogaShak RYT 200
Favorite Moment: Savasana
Guilty Pleasure: Anything dark chocolate.

Brittany Clark - Website Goddess

Secret super power: I can read people pretty well
Best advice: Communication is key to everything (also anything that Brene Brown says)
Worst advice: Any advice that makes you feel like you have to be someone different to “fit in”
Makes you laugh: literally any and everything, but if I had to choose something it would be the TV Show Schitt’s Creek
Turns you on: When I surprise myself with accomplishing something that I thought I couldn’t do
Favorite Moment: When the stress of the world melts away and you have a solid focus on a pose
Trainings: Graphic Design, and Web Design
Guilty Pleasure: Vanderpump Rules and Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream (also those Mini Eggs from Cadbury, get me every time!)

Cindy Rigoli – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I can move mountains (of laundry)
Best advice: Don’t Settle!
Worst advice: Don’t give to charity, save it for yourself, you’ll need it later
Makes you laugh: My boys (they’re so funny!).
Turns you on: Cooking shows I love Paul and Mary
Favorite moment: The moment when you forget everything else and just breathing in the pose.
Guilty Pleasure: Good cheese, crusty bread and wine; also ANYTHING chocolate.
Trainings: 2018 Yoga Shak YTS 200 and 2015 Drishti Yoga YTS 200.

Colleen McHale – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Ability to participate in multiple conversations simultaneously.
Best advice: “This too shall pass.”
Worst advice: “Just do it.”
Makes you laugh: Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph and toddlers.
Turns you on: Leonardo DiCaprio and clearance sales!
Favorite moment: Savasana after an 8hr workshop with 400 people.
Trainings: RYT 200 hr
Guilty pleasure: The Real Housewives of anywhere….

Courtney VanBurk – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I am a great listener
Best advice: Do everything with your greatest potential
Worst advice: Things get easier with time.
Makes you laugh: My best friends
Turns you on: Genuine people
Trainings: Yogashak 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Favorite Moment: Savasana
Guilty Pleasure: Anything chocolate!

Diana Fossum – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I am a Scoliosis Warrior
Best advice: “Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” –Ellen DeGeneres
Worst advice: Fake it ‘til you make it.
Makes you laugh: “The Daily Show,” old re-runs of “Friends,” and of course, my dog
Turns you on: Sunsets on the beach and any song by Santana
Trainings: RYT 200
Favorite Moment: in a Yoga class: That first moment when I lay the mat down on the floor, lie on my back, and breathe
Guilty Pleasure: Cape Cod potato chips and wine

Glenn Payne – RYT® 200

Secret super power: It’s at full strength only when I’m near or on the water… Best advice: Always be present and live in the moment.
Worst advice: There’s always tomorrow.
Makes you laugh: People enjoying “Trust Yoga” (a.k.a., AcroYoga)
Turns you on: A playful and caring spirit
Favorite moment: When my eyes close and my Breath takes over…nothing else matters!
Trainings: RYT 200 hr, Paddle Board Yoga Certified, AcroYoga
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate Cake, Cheese Cake and Bread Pudding…(Judgement-Free Zone)

Jenny Moore – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Calm – I am very calm, rational, can easily diffuse stressful situations.
Best advice: “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free” Thich Nhat Hanh – I apply this to everyone I love and hold dear to me, I never want to hold someone back.
Worst advice: “Fake it till you make it” – It is okay to not be okay, take the time to feel, you grow from this space.
Makes you laugh: Physical or witty humor, especially when it is least expected and always at the most inappropriate of times, nothing makes me laugh harder!
Turns you on: warm positive energy and passionate people. I’m drawn to these vibes.
Favorite moment in a yoga class: Savasana, all day, every day.
Trainings: Yogashak RYT 200 Teacher Training
Guilty pleasure: Naps – I power nap every day; sometimes as little as 15 minutes, sometimes longer, it’s my reset button.

Natalee Mapp – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Making Wine Disappear.
Best advice: Before you talk, LISTEN. Before you react, THINK. Before you spend, EARN. Before you criticize, WAIT. Before you pray, FORGIVE. Before you quit, TRY.
Worst advice: Never go to bed angry.
Makes you laugh:Anyone who doesn’t take life so seriously…my husband’s one liners when I least expect it and when he acts like a big kid, our kids interactions with each other, intoxicating girls weekends, cutting up with coworkers, replaying memories with friends and making new ones, and a few tv shows (Fixer Upper, SNL, The Big Bang Theory).
Turns you on: My funny, smart, and selfless hunk of a husband…and the beautiful life we have been blessed with.
Trainings: Lifepower 200 Hour YYT
Guilty Pleasure:Anything dark chocolate!

Peter Ragone – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Being perceptive in any setting.
Best advice: Before acting on any recommendation, know the rationale.
Worst advice: Feed a cold, starve a fever.
Makes you laugh: Situational irony.
Turns you on: Ambition.
Trainings: 200hr RYT
Favorite Moment: When the discipline and control of exercising a steady breath creates a flow through the movement of more demanding postures.
Guilty Pleasure: Spicy noodles and a glass of ice water, to help spread the heat.

Sarah Vogel - RYT® 200, RPYT® 85

Secret super power: I can fold a fitted sheet…folding laundry is cathartic to me!
Best advice: You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Worst advice: Pain is weakness leaving the body. (Maybe that’s not necessarily advice, but it is an awful expression)
Makes you laugh: My two wild toddler boys!
Turns you on: My husband, a good {non-toxic} candle, really good quality body care products, consignment clothing stores and a good church sermon.
Trainings: RYT 200 hr, RPYT 85 hr, postnatal yoga teacher training, baby & me yoga teacher training, and lots of workshops!
Favorite Moment:Quieting my mama brain and giving full attention to my breath and body.
Guilty Pleasure: Netflix, almond milk lattes, and hot baths in the middle of the day when the kids are napping!

Shreya Patil – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I’m easily amused and entertained.
Best advice: No act of kindness is ever wasted.
Worst advice: Sleep when you’re dead.
Makes you laugh: My husband.
Turns you on: Kindness
Trainings: Lifepower 200 Hour YYT
Favorite Moment: When you feel your movement and breath flow together as one.
Trainings: YogaShak RYT 200
Guilty Pleasure: Dark Chocolate and Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Terri Mullen – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Making food disappear! I’m a total foodie!
Best advice: Silence is golden. Words aren’t just sounds used to communicate, they are a vibration you send out to the universe. Once words are spoken, you can’t take them back.
Worst advice: Don’t do anything until you know you’re ready. Sometimes we are never ready but just have to do things.
Makes you laugh:my husband, family and friends
Turns you on: kindness, compassion
Favorite Moment: I love every moment I can make it onto my mat. My favorite moment is surrendering to savasana where I feel a sense of reflection and closure to my practice.
Trainings: RYT 200 from YogaShak and a lot of workshops!
Guilty Pleasure: Shopping

Tracey Russell – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Organization – if there’s a place for something, I’ll find the right place for it (or at least the right place in my mind).
Best advice: Take care of yourself by exercising and eating right. It can sometimes be hard, but it’s so worth it.
Worst advice: It’s okay to let things pile up for a little while
Makes you laugh: My wonderful husband, our cats, the movie “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” and much, much more.
Turns you on: A nice hot shower after rigorous exercise and finding a great sale which allows additional savings by using coupons
Trainings:Yogashak 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Favorite Moment: When that long-held pose for the glutes is finally released
Guilty Pleasure: Berger cookies (a Baltimore cookie), Fisher’s popcorn and a good cup of coffee.